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Reaction from Maine political leaders, media coverage on the appointment of President Cummings

Dr. Glenn Cummings has been named the 13th president of USM, University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced at a May 20 press conference.

New Muskie School report finds racial bias in Maine’s juvenile justice system

"Disproportionate Contact: Youth of Color in Maine's Juvenile Justice System," released by the Muskie School of Public Service, reveals a racial bias towards minority youths in Maine's juvenile justice system.

Recent MSW graduate Cheri Crossman shares her journey from foster care to a graduate degree

Cheri Crossman '15 walked the stage at the Cross Insurance Arena on May 9th to receive her master's degree in social work. The journey to earning her degree was not an easy one, and she shared the story of how she got there in the following Op Ed that appeared in the Maine Sunday Telegram.

USM Chamber Singers on European Concert Tour

Marking their sixth European tour, the USM Chamber Singers, conducted by Robert Russell, are performing concerts and recitals in Croatia and Slovenia this month. The group began international touring in 1999 and has performed in Austria, France, Italy, Spain, the U.K., the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.

USM home to first-in-Portland public bicycle work stand

The University of Southern Maine has installed a public bicycle work stand -- the first of its kind in the city of Portland -- to let riders to make simple repairs on campus.

USM Hosts 17th Annual Maine Model UN Conference

More than 500 potential future delegates to the United Nations were on campus this week to brush up on their diplomatic skills. USM Political Science students facilitated the 3-day conference, and they spent the past semester prepping the high schoolers through Global Education workshops.

Richard Blanco to the Class of 2015: ‘never stop learning’

The University of Southern Maine graduated 900 students at its 135th commencement ceremony held at the Cross Insurance Arena in downtown Portland on Saturday afternoon.

USM students from Nepal raise money, awareness to help out back home

USM students from Nepal are raising funds to help their friends, relatives and neighbors rebuild after devastating earthquakes rocked the country on April 25 and May 12.

USM to honor multicultural and international graduates on May 6

The University of Southern Maine’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs is hosting a community celebration to recognize the academic achievements of nearly 100 graduating multicultural and international students on Wednesday, May 6, at Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, Portland.

Nancy Griffin named Vice President for Enrollment Management

President David T. Flanagan is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Davis Griffin as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management at USM.